About Me

Hi, my name is Paul and I'm a jack of all trades. My day job is as a Software Engineer, building the backend of websites (nicer than it sounds) and managing the network infrastructure for my employer. By night I write Novels, build "stuff" and for a while I was a gamer, playing World of Warcraft (yeah, I'm over it again now).

I created BeakZ BuildZ as an outlet for some of the projects I have created (and will create). I've become a huge fan of YouTube and follow countless makers, woodworkers and engineers who post content regularly. It inspired me to get creative and start posting things that others might find useful or entertaining.

Mostly, my projects will be woodworking based, but who knows what I'll end up posting about. My novel writing is a time-consuming part of my life, so sometimes I spend more time there, which is boring to watch to be honest!

You can see some of the past, current and future projects from the menus at the top of the page and on the right side of this page.

A note on measurements

I'm British, so I use a combination of metric and imperial units when I work! This makes things more fun for everyone, right? I tend to use inches when there's a large dimension, such as a length of board, and metric for smaller measurements. Or, depending on the day, I may just use metric all the time. I get this from my father who was a woodworker (still is), so I was brought up using inches, but taught metric at school. Like I said, it makes things fun!


Yes, I use Google advertising on my site. Writing and making content outside of my job costs money, and the few pennies I get from Ad Revenue helps overall. Ultimately, if this makes enough money I can reduce my hours at work to spend more time creating content for you guys.

I understand if you're using an AdBlocker (I do to, sometimes), but would appreciate the extra page views if you wouldn't mind disabling it for my website and YouTube channel?

Thank you, it really is appreciated!

Paul (aka Beakz)

Past Projects